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Walmart Teams With Ford, Argo to Launch Driverless Delivery Service

  • Robot rides to begin ferrying groceries, other goods this year
  • Big box retailer has four other autonomous delivery pilots
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Walmart Inc. is teaming up with Ford Motor Co. and self-driving startup Argo AI to launch a driverless delivery service in three U.S. cities.

Testing will begin in three cities later this year -- Miami; Austin, Texas; and Washington, Argo said Wednesday in a statement. Ford is providing Escape hybrids outfitted with Argo’s self-driving technology to deliver groceries and other merchandise in what’s billed as Walmart’s first multicity self-driving service.